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Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of availability; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.

DATES:

To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by June 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503-231-6131) or fax (503-231-6243).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species.

A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species.

Applications Available for Review and Comment

We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments.

Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

Permit Number: TE-98468A

Applicant: Amnis Opes Institute, LLC, Bend, Oregon.

The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendments, to take (capture, handle, and release) the shortnose sucker (Delistes luxatus) and Lost River sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring activities in the States of Oregon and Washington for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-018078

Applicant: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii National Park, Hawaii.

The applicant requests a permit amendment to remove/reduce to possession Cyanea tritomantha (aku), Pittosporum hawaiiense (hoawa, haawa), Phyllostegia floribunda (no common name), Schiedea diffusa ssp. macraei (no common name), and Pritchardia lanigera (loulu), in conjunction with propagation and outplanting on the island of Hawaii in the State of Hawaii, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Permit Number: TE-799558

Applicant: Idaho Power Company, Boise, Idaho.

The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (harass by survey, capture, collect, captively propagate, and release) the Banbury Springs limpet (Lanx sp) and the Snake River physa snail (Haitia (Physa) natricina), in conjunction with distribution surveys, life history studies, and ecological community relationship studies throughout the range of the each species in Idaho and Wyoming, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.Start Printed Page 25886

Permit Number: TE-003483

Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The applicant requests a permit renewal and amendment to add additional geographic areas (Kure Island, Lisianski Island, and Midway Atoll) for the Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis) translocation activities in the State of Hawaii, for the purpose of enhancing the species' survival.

Public Availability of Comments

All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Authority

We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

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Dated: April 29, 2014.

Jason Holm,

Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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